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Governing Board

The governing board is the decision-making body of ERIA and consists of the Secretary General of ASEAN and representatives from each of the 16 member countries, all of whom have backgrounds in academia, business, and policymaking.

Updated as of 23 July 2018


Dato Paduka Lim Jock HoiSecretary-General of ASEAN
AustraliaMr James BaxterSpecial Negotiator, Regional Trade Agreements Division, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 
Brunei DarussalamMr Asrul Adrain Ahmad

Director of Planning,

Department of Economic Planning and Development

Prime Minister’s Office, Brunei Darussalam

CambodiaH.E. Ros SeilavaUnder Secretary of State, Ministry of Economy and Finance; Member of Supreme National Economic Council (SNEC)
ChinaProf Zhang YunlingProfessor of International Economics; Academy Member & Director of Academy Division for International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
IndiaDr Ajit RanadeChief Economist, Aditya Birla Group
IndonesiaProf Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaProfessor of Economics, Universitas Padjajaran, Member Indonesian Academy of Sciences and Senior Advisor to the Minister of National Development
Planning/Head of BAPPENAS
JapanMr Fujio MitaraiChairman and CEO, Canon Inc.; Honorary Chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)
KoreaMr Tae-Shin KwonPresident, Korea Economic Research Institute (KERI); Former Minister of the Prime Minister's Office: Former Ambassador of Korea to the OECD
Lao PDRDr Leeber LeebouapaoVice President of the National Institute of Economic Research of Lao PDR
MalaysiaDatuk Isham IshakSecretary General of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
MyanmarH.E. U Set AungDeputy Minister, Ministry of Planning and Finance
New ZealandTBC 
PhilippinesMr Adrian S. Cristobal Jr.,

Chairman of ERIA Governing Board, Former Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry, Philippines

SingaporeAmbassador Barry DeskerDistinguished Fellow & Bakrie Professor of Southeast Asia Policy, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
ThailandMr Sakon VaranyuwatanaVice Minister for Commerce, Ministry of Commerce
VietnamDr Nguyen Dinh CungPresident, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)


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